By Michael Hamad
12:05 PM EDT, March 18, 2013
Galaxie 500 released three records before promptly disbanding in 1991, leaving behind a compact, respectable legacy that has earned praise from Liz Phair and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. Much like their revered forebears in the Velvet Underground, it's been said Galaxie 500 broke up before they could suck. Singer/guitarist Dean Wareham went on to do his own thing, but drummer Damon Krukowski and bassist Naomi Yang (pictured) soldiered on as a duo, releasing five albums as Damon & Naomi and re-pressing their old band's records (they bought the Galaxie 500 masters at auction when the original record label went under). They'll perform at Willimantic Records on Saturday with one-time Danbury resident Elisa Flynn opening. Admission is free; donations are encouraged.
Damon & Naomi with Elisa Flynn
March 23, 1 p.m., free admission, donations to the musicians encouraged, Willimantic Records, 744 Main St., Willimantic, (860) 450-7000, willimanticrecords.blogspot.com.
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